Date: Sep 25 - Oct 27, 2017 Time(s): Weekdays 9 AM – 5 PM
Opening Reception: September 26, 5 – 7 PM in the Patton Malott Gallery at Anderson Ranch
One of the first lessons taught to new chefs in culinary school is the practice of mise en place. Literally meaning “set in place”, this phrase refers to having all ingredients prepped, pre-measured and set out, ready to go before the cooking begins. A pragmatic approach, the principle of mise en place is one of awareness. It can be a noun, a verb, and a way of being in the world.
The works in this exhibition reflect on these variable “ingredients” of making, including material, texture, style, and content. In a personal studio practice, distinct objects and modes of thinking are often brought together and arranged before the work is made, much like the nature of Anderson Ranch, where things find their use in particular places at specific times of season. Mise en place is an exploration of this order, scale, time, and placement: linking the local site with the makers that inhabit it.